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The Informed Citizens Book Club meets the second Wednesday of each month. 

Old Firehouse Book Store, Fort Collins
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Raff's Restaurant, Windsor
11:00 a.m
  - 12:30 p.m.                      

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Upcoming Reads - for reviews and discussion questions please go to Books and Articles Blog

We Were Eight Years in Power
Ta Nehisi Coates

Guardian review of We Were Eight Years in Power  
NYT review of We Were Eight Years in Power

Discussion Questions:
1. What did you learn about being black in America?
2. Discuss the different meanings of the title, "We Were Eight Years in Power?
3. Discuss your reaction to his discussions of Bill Cosby and Malcolm X.
4. Discuss Coates' case for reparations.

Previous Reads

Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2019
Democracy in Chains by Nancy MacLean
White Fragility by Robin D'Angelo
Brown is the new White by Steve Phillips
Sisters-in-Law by Linda Hirshman
Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opioid Epidemic by Sam Quinones
           The Common Good by Robert Reich
 I Shall Not Hate: A Gaza Doctors Journey on the Road to
                 Peace and Dignity
 by Izzeldin Abuelaish
   The Newcomers: Finding Refuge, Friendship, and Hope in an
                American Classroom
 by Helen Thorpe          

           Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nationby Cokie Roberts    
           No is Not Enough - Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the
               World We Need
by Naomi Klein

 Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2018
Infamy - The Shocking Story of the Japanese Internment Camps

            during WW II by Richard Reeves
            Gun Fight:  The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America
                by Adam Winkler
            Ratf**ked Doesn't Count: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count by David Daley

            The Death and Life of the Great American School System: 

            How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education by Diane Ravitch
            The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss
An American Sickness: How Health Care Became Big Business & How
            We Can Take It Back
-Elizabeth Rosenthal'
            Acid Test:  LSD and Ecstasy to Treat PTSD – Shrode
            $2 a Day: Living on Next to Nothing in America – Edin and Shaefer
            Radical - Nawaz April
            Glow Kids: How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids-And How to Break
                the Trance
            Strangers in Their Own Land – Arlie Russell Hochschild


Informed Citizen’s Book Club – 2017 Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion
                  by Jonathan Haidt
Healing the Heart of Democracy: The Courage to Create a Politics Worthy
                  of the Human Spirit
– Parker Palmer
Mistakes Were Made (but not by me) by  Tavris and Aronson
The Warmth of Other Suns–
Isabel Wilkerson                Chasing the Scream - Hari
Rise of the Warrior Cop –
Dark Money – Mayer The Sixth Extinction –
American Nations – Woodward Chasing the Scream –
Hart               The New Jim Crow - Michelle Alexander
On Tyranny –
Timothy Snyder
Evicted –

Informed Citizen’s Book Club - 2016

Unspun: Finding Facts in a World of Misinformation – Jamison and Jackson

The Botany of Desire– Michael Pollan

Drift – Rachel Maddow

The Green Boat – Mary Pipher

Shades of Blue – edited by Ferris
Divide –
Matt Taibbi

Give Us the Ballot – Ari Berman
Just Mercy –
Bryan Stephenson

The Righteous Mind – Jonathan Haidt